ERIC Number: ED376232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Catalogue of Hope: Crime Prevention Programs for At-Risk Children.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Programs that attempt to keep children from turning to crime are described following an introduction by Senator Joseph Biden that considers the scope of the problem of juvenile crime and possible solutions to the problems of youth violence. Catalogued are 192 ways in which communities are reaching out to children. The programs listed vary in size, focus, funding, and effectiveness, but together they serve as an active laboratory for testing approaches. Programs include: (1) positive after-school, weekend, and holiday activities; (2) positive role models and mentors; (3) school-based community services and activities; (4) police-driven efforts to reach out to children with prevention services; (5) drug-treatment and drug-education programs; (6) family-support and family-preservation programs; and (7) treatment, counseling, education, job training, and discipline for children who have already had problems with the law. Each program description includes an address for further information. An appendix lists the programs by region. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Note: Prepared by the Majority Staff.